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James Tolkan collection

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James Tolkan collection, 1951-2012 | UNA Archives and Special Collections

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Collection Overview

Title: James Tolkan collection, 1951-2012Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: James Tolkan collection, 1951-2012

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Arrangement: Box 1 contains scripts, primarily from plays that Tolkan was in. Box 2 contains scripts, photos, and newspaper clippings, most of which are from Tolkan's plays like The Best Man (1961). Box 3 contains VHS tapes and a DVD from 2012.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

James Tolkan (June 20, 1931- ) is an American actor who starred in roles such as the Back to the Future Trilogy (1985-1991), Top Gun (1986), and TV shows such as Cobra (1993-94) and Nero Wolfe (2001-02).

Biographical Note

Born June 20, 1931, James Tolkan was a well known character actor. Began studying acting in New York after serving one year in the U.S. Navy. Tolkan began acting in the late 1960s and continued to act in films as of 2021. He also acted in several stage productions.

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Prince of the City final draft script January 1980 and Screen Actors Guild correspondence February 7, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Big Knife by Clifford Odets script play directed by Peter Bogdanovich, The New York Times the Big Knife newspaper clipping November 8, 1959; New York Herald Tribune the Big Knife newspaper clipping November 13, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Wait Until Dark a new play by Frederick Knott script second draft James Tolkan as Harry Roat 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Affair a play by Ronald Millar based on the novel by C.P. Snow script; Minnesota Theatre Company Foundation correspondence October 26, 1962; correspondence Screen Actors Guild accounting division Nov. 1, 1962; Hayes Registry, Inc. correspondence Nov. 1, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Fire Up! For a Top Gun Party meet Top Gun's James Tolkan flyerAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: The Cannibals script by George Tabori 1967 the American Place Theatre and 1972 photoAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Lincoln Center Theater "Clara" by Arthur Miller script, notes, and newspaper clippings 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Paradox" Back to the Future Part II script revisions 1988-89, 2 Back to the Future photos and an autographed photo of James TolkanAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Wings script by Arthur KopitAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: The Threepenny Opera ("Die Dreigroschenoper") script music by Kurt Weill English Adaptation by Marc BlitzsteinAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: The Silent Partner script by Clifford OdetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Saturday Sunday Monday script by Eduardo de Filippo James Tolkan as Peppino 1976 and newspaper clipping titled A Warm, Mediterranean Romp at Arena December 2, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 13: The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel by David W. Rabe script and Actors' Equity Association Minimum Contract for Off-Broadway Productions June 15, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Glengarry Glen Ross a play by David Mamet script 1982 and newspaper clippings, photo, and correspondence about the play 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Phil Spector a screenplay by David Mamet script June 22, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 16: The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht adapted for the stage by J. Ranelli script Pittsburgh Public Theater 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Billards Digest March 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Golda A Play in Two Acts by William GibsonAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Three Sisters script 1963-64 English version by Randall JarrellAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Best Man by Gore Vidal script James Tolkan playing Arthur Hockstader, photo of Frank Lovejoy, brochure for The Best Man Memorial Auditorium Louisville December 28-30, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photo of James Tolkan, Frank Lovejoy, and unidentified manAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Between Two Thieves script a new play from Diego Fabbri's Processo A Gesu by Warner LeRoy 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Blues for Mr. Charlie by James Baldwin final script 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Then You Die script written by James Tolkan 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Front Page A Play in Three Acts by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur copyright 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Narrow Road to the Deep North a play by Edward Bond copyright 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Nero Wolfe season 2 "The Good Witness" staff and crew list, confidential cast list September-October 2001, floor plans, actor breakdown, voice over scenes, pull out scriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Photo of James Tolkan "The Hat Squad" Vancouver, British ColumbiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Photo of James Tolkan, What is an artist's life? by Stella Adler, Stella Adler Theatre Studio excerpt from "How to Sing a Song" by Yvette GuilbertAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Newspaper clippings about James Tolkan when he played football at Ampitheater High School in Arizona and Eastern Arizona College, Amateur Boxing Official Program Jan. 12, 1951 which Tolkan participated inAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Photos of J. Tolken 1980, photos of art in Lake Placid, drawings by Tolken, photos and newspaper clippings about objects that Tolken owned and still ownsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Bender, Goldman and Helper Public Relations Marketing Communications list of Tolkan's principal stage appearances, principal film appearances, and television appearancesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Breakdown by James Tolkan a synopsis about the value of note taking and note by TolkanAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Top Gun Fire at Will! Spectrum Holobyte videogame 1995Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Cobra" "Blast From The Past" #55125 VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Spectrum Holobyte Top Gun PC CD-Rom Demo Reel VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Convicts on the Street One Year on Parole VHS 6/29/90Add to your cart.
Item 5: "Nowhere Man" eps4314 Heart of Darkness VHS Dub (For Tim Mardiello)Add to your cart.
Item 6: Beyond Betrayal movie of the week #296622 VHS parts 1 and 2Add to your cart.
Item 7: Nero Wolfe II eps 201 "Death of a Doxy" parts 1 and 2 A&E version VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Hill Street Blues 4/11/85 James Tolkan VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Nero Wolfe II eps 204A "Poison A La Carte" A&E version VHS June 5, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 10: Nero Wolfe II eps 205 "Too Many Clients" A&E version parts 1 and 2 June 11, 2002 VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Making of Dick Tracy VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Stephen J. Cannell prod. Cobra pilot part 1 and 2 VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Cobra series: Hostage Hearts I'd Die for You VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Nero Wolfe II eps208A "Cop Killer" A&E version VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 15: Nero Wolfe II eps 203 "The Mother Hunt" A&E version VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 16: Cobra Series: The Gnome Mr. Chapman, I Presume VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 17: Nero Wolfe II eps 207 "The Silent Speaker" A&E version VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Stephen J. Cannell prod. Cobra "Push It" "Honeymoon Hideaway" VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 19: Nero Wolfe II eps 206A "Before I Die" A&E version VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 20: Cannell Films of Canada "Push-It" Cobra eps 55108 date: 9/17/93 VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 21: Nero Wolfe II eps 202A "Die Like A Dog" A&E version VHS June 11, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 22: Stephen J. Cannell Prod. Cobra "Nowhere to Run" VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 23: Nero Wolfe II eps 202B "The Next Witness" A&E version VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 24: Cobra TV series: Something in the Air and Playing with Fire 1993 VHSAdd to your cart.
Item 25: One Actor's Odyssey James Tolkan 2012 DVDAdd to your cart.

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